As part of Gulu Women’s Resource Centre’s goal of providing women with current and critical information, community meeting space, computer and life skill trainings, VacNet and WGEF offered a 3 months’ basic computer training for 27 young girls and women to help them learn and improve their knowledge and skills in basic computer applications. The training drew participants from primary schools, secondary schools drop outs. It is through information and education that self esteem and empowerment is facilitated, enabling women to stand up and lead themselves out of the vicious cycle of poverty that is often presented before them.
Young women are such a wonderful blessing and powerful resource to the community of Gulu and inspire us daily as they work tirelessly towards a bright future. Regardless of their backgrounds, health status, and heartbreak, they have big dreams to change their lives and community. This is where VacNet and WGEF contribution and support is critical to provide them with tools to enable them realize their potentials
“On my graduation today I feel powerful and inspired because me 4 of us we are already been employed, the missing gap was the lack of computer skills which has been filled up the training provided to us. Gulu Women’s Resource Center is the bridge that is connecting all women young and old with meaningful resources and it is facilitating change in community” we are so blessed to have the Center in Gulu”.
Thank you VacNet and WGEF for the Opportunity---- Nancy
We provide this opportunity to young girls to help them become familiar with basic computer skills, including hardware, software and common applications. In particular, the training intends to provide the understanding of general computer concepts to students and other members of the community; to build human capacity in the area of information communication technology. The modules offered at GWRC’s computer lab included introduction to computers, keyboard typing skills, Microsoft word processing, Microsoft excel data spreading, power point presentation and Internet email use.